Governing Law and Regulations
Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) Office of Environmental Services Enforcement Division
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See national section for basic information and federal regulations.
Comparison: State vs. Federal
• Rules. Louisiana's closure requirements for hazardous waste treatment, storage, and disposal facilities (TSDFs) follow the federal closure requirements and the state's additional notification requirements and monitoring well closure standards. Louisiana's post-closure requirements for TSDFs include the federal requirements and the state's unique post-closure transfer-of-ownership rule.
In addition to complying with the general closure and post-closure standards, owners or operators of the various types of TSDFs have to meet closure and post-closure standards specific to their facility types. Louisiana follows the federal rules specific to facilities using containers, hazardous waste storage tanks, and land treatment units, but requires both hazardous waste landfills and surface impoundments to report any leaks that occur in the leak detection system during the post-closure period.
• Administration and enforcement. The Louisiana Department of Environmental ...